Brownie Energy Bites

How is it already July 6th? It’s crazy that my daughter has been on summer break for a month and back to school items are popping up in stores. I know she’s not ready to start 5th grade and I’m definitely not ready since my little guy is starting kindergarten. How is my baby oldest enough to be going to school?!? I know he’s going to love it, but it’s a big change for me. There will definitely be tears on his first day.

You’re probably wondering why I’m talking about school in July, well….it’s time to Fill the Cookie Jar and this month’s theme was “Back to School”. I’m going to up my after school snack game since I’ll be having two ravenous kids coming home in the afternoons. My kids love energy bites and I love that they’re easy to make and good for them. I decided to go with a brownie version for today’s reveal. They’re rich like fudge, but not too sweet and will keep my kiddos full. They’re great for moms and dads who need a 3 pm snack too! 🙂

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Chocolate Coffee Brownies #Choctoberfest

Drumroll please…..here’s my second recipe for #Choctoberfest!! I love chocolate and coffee together and these brownies were the perfect combination of both. Today’s recipe features coffee from one of our sponsors, Caveman Coffee Co. Caveman Coffee Co. is a leader in the third wave specialty coffee market. Their coffee is hand-picked, wet processed and roasted in small batches in New Mexico. I received a bag of their Blacklisted coffee and I immediately knew I was going to love it! It’s a bold dark roast that is full of body and low acidity – the perfect type of coffee to combine with chocolate.

These brownies were really good. They’re more cake-like than fudge, but you can’t go wrong with any type of brownies! My husband raved about them and said they were so perfect warmed up with a glass of milk.

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Avocado Brownies – #FilltheCookieJar

It’s time to Fill the Cookie Jar and this month’s theme is “Mom’s Favorites.” I love sweets – I haven’t found a dessert that I don’t love. It’s bad, but since turning 36 last month, I’ve noticed my metabolism has slowed down….really slowed down. I’m not happy about it. Now I need to be a little more picky with indulging my sweet tooth and I’ve been looking for recipes for sweet treats that I can still enjoy but aren’t so bad for me.

I recently bought a bag of coconut flour and was searching for recipes when I stumbled across one for avocado brownies. Interesting, I know! Ironically, I had a very ripe avocado that I needed to use and decided to give it a try. I didn’t tell my kids what type of brownies they were and they gobbled up a piece and loved them! Win!! I cooked mine to be a more fudge like, the chocolate flavor is perfect and you don’t even taste the avocado. I’ll definitely be making these again!

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